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Pumpkin season is in the full swing and what a better way to celebrate it than making a golden fluffy Pumpkin Bread?

Sorry, no photos as it was so popular it was gone in a day, but a full recipe is here

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I believe I have made THE easiest fool-proof recipe for a nice wholesome loaf. I have made it a number of times, and it worked every time, like a dream!

Full recipe and more pictures to come on my blog here

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As the weather is getting colder, I am getting more and more into autumn spices - cinnamon and ginger, and what could be better than a warm spicy apple pie on a cold autumn day with a nice cuppa

A full recipe here

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We've been having such hot couple of weeks here in London that I've been struggling to even think of baking. But I have made an exception for my birthday and baked myself a lovely birthday treat - a tangy lemony cake. A perfect end to a day with a nice hot cup of tea.

 

Full recipe in my blog here

 

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I woke up this morning determined to make a batch of chocolate biscuits for my late morning cuppa. 

 

Read full recipes and intructions on my blog here 

 

 

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A couple of people asked me for bread books recommendations, so I thought I’d do a series of review of the books I own, starting from the very first bread book I ever bought – “Bread:baking by hand of bread machine” by Eric Treuille.

This is a great book, and looking at it now writing this review, I am realising how many more recipes I want to try from it.

Read a full review with detailed explanation of the book and its recipes on my blog here

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Lazy Sundays call for fresh home made bagels – I couldn’t decide which ones to make “Jalapeno and Cheddar” or “Cinnamon and Raisin” – so I made both :)

 

A link to full recipe on my blog here

 

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To celebrate my new oven and lovely sunny weather here in London I mixed up some focaccia, which turned out super moist and super fluffy.

Well pleased with it, one of the easiest recipes I ever came up with - full recipe on my blog here

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Easter came early in our house this year J

No, seriously, I wanted to re-jigg my Hot Cross buns recipe in time for Easter and decided to start practicing well in advance.

The result has exceeded all my expectations – deliciously fluffy buns, studded with a variety of spiced fruit – read the whole recipe on my blog here

 

 

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I went a bit Pumpkin crazy this year - Pumpkin Pie with a twist - bourbon, maple syrup, pecans and fancy flour.

But I must say, the result is outstanding, I have managed to convert 2 pumpkin pie critics into pumpkin pie lovers

Recipe on my blog here

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